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Is there a way to estimate someone's Aid and Attendance allowance?

Status: Open    May 28, 2014 - 04:12 PM

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Jul 01, 2015 - 09:03 AM

Yes there is, Basically Income minus all the allowable medical expenses gets you to a close approximation - if the resulting number is $0 or less, you are llikely looking at the full award! if a positive number looking for, then subtract your poritive number from the pension you are going for and you have an approximation of your award.


Oct 07, 2015 - 07:58 AM

If you take your income and subtract your unreimbursed medical expenses the recur on a monthy basis, such as, the cost of an assisted living facility, the premium for your mediare part B and medicare supplement. It these expenses are equal to or more than your income then you may be eligible for the maximum benefit. Of course you must meet all the other eligibility requirements and subtract from the award any service connected disability payment you are receiving.

Oct 08, 2015 - 10:46 AM

Yes! Estimating someone’s VA Aid and Attendance Allowance involves deducting their unreimbursed medical expenses from their monthly income. Unreimbursed medical expenses include assisted living costs, nursing home costs, caregiver fees, Medicare Part B and D premiums, private health insurance premiums, and ongoing prescription charges. If the result of income minus unreimbursed medical expenses is zero or less than zero, then the individual should qualify for the full amount. If the result is greater than zero, then the individual can deduct the amount greater than zero from the current pension rate, and the result will be the approximate amount of benefits.

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